GardenDrumEdible Britain

GROW YOUR OWN 

Growing carrots. Image by Julie Howden….

Edible Britain is the theme of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS), National Gardening Week, which runs from Monday April 29 to Sunday May 5.

During the event, the RHS is calling on gardeners up and down the UK to share their love of home-grown produce.

For this year’s Edible Britain theme, the RHS will aim to demonstrate that everyone has space to grow something delicious to eat, whether it’s a single pot of herbs on the windowsill or an allotment overflowing with courgettes and potatoes

In 2019, the RHS hopes people will get involved and has created a brand new website so people can find out how to take part: www.rhs.org.uk/nationalgardeningweek. Registration is now open for this year’s event, with everyone invited to upload their events and activities to the website and discover hints and tips for taking part.

According to RHS Chief Horticulturist Guy Barter the RHS has seen sales of fruit and vegetable seeds outstrip flowers at its Plant Centres over the last year. “It’s clear that people are keen to reconnect with where their food comes from,” he says.

We’re supporting this burgeoning interest by encouraging garden centres, nurseries, clubs, societies and other organisations to showcase their edible expertise, as well as highlighting grow-your-own at our RHS Gardens and Flower Shows.”

 

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